Hycrete protected reimagined Pier 55 "Little Island" park from brackish Hudson River water with their dual-action concrete protection technology.
Working with Hycrete is always a huge
benefit to the overall project schedule. It
eliminates days and days of another
subcontractor physically applying
waterproofing and holding us up with
finishing the foundation earlier.
Thomas Geraci, Ruttura & Sons Construction Co.
Integral Admixtures Deliver Lasting Concrete Protection
Hycrete Waterproofs Pier 55 Park Renovation on Hudson River
Little Island on Pier 55 is a new park located on the Hudson River near 14th street in
downtown Manhattan. The pier was damaged extensively during hurricane Sandy and put
out of commission. In 2013 the city decided to turn the former pier into a reimagined public
space that could offer New York City residents and visitors an escape from the boisterous city
Deck Slabs, Utility Room Structure
Owner - Developer:
Hudson River Park Trust
Ready Mix Provider:
Hycrete Endure WP
Due to the extensive damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, the pier was decommissioned and
required significant repairs. Billionaire Barry Diller worked with the Hudson River Park Trust to
transform the former pier into an immersive two-acre park that features unique concrete
pads in the shape of flower petals that extend from the Hudson River to provide support for
the park's green space.
Hycrete Endure WP (formerly W1000) was selected to protect the project from the Hudson River's rough brackish
water. Hycrete's waterproofing and anti-corrosion admixtures' dual-action protection made it
the perfect choice to protect the park's most critical areas from the detrimental effects of
freeze-thaw and chloride ingress.
Nearly 1000 yards of Hycrete treated concrete was used in the project. Benefits include; no
additional labor required, disruptive maintenance and down-time avoided, and no need to
reapply coatings every few years. The park opens to the public in the Spring of 2021.
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